One hour of Trash in NYC Looks Like This

PSFK/Emma Hutchings

Designed by Brooklyn-based firm STUDIOKCA, a giant pavilion made out of thousands of plastic bottles was constructed on Governors Island as part of FIGMENT NYC.

Head in the Clouds‘ officially opened to the public over the weekend, built by the firm and more than 300 volunteers from the Emerging NY Architects Committee, the Structural Engineers Association of NY, and the FIGMENT arts organization, and from all over the city.

Giant Plastic Bottle Cloud Represents One Hour Of NYC Trash [Pics]

The pavilion was made from 53,780 recycled bottles, which is the amount thrown away in NYC in one hour. It is a space where visitors can view the light and color filtering through the “cloud.”head in the clouds

A series of “pillows” made of gallon jugs form the exterior while 16 and 24 ounce bottles line the interior. A sand, water, and an aluminum frame provides structural integrity and creates a small stage for up to fifty people to sit and dream at the base. Click through to see pictures of the pavilion’s construction:

from Emma Hutchings at PSFK 

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